CMYK MONDAY www.thestatesman.net 17 NOVEMBER 2014 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 16 |Rs 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR OUTDOORS TEMPERATURE Max: 29.6 (-1); Min: 17.2 (-2) HUMIDITY Max: 90% Min: 40% SUNRISE 05:51 hrs SUNSET 16:53 hrs PROTEAS LEVEL SERIES US AID WORKER BEHEADED Forecast: Morning mist. Rainfall Nil CLUTCHING AT STRAWS BEAT AUSSIES IN SECOND ODI P7 P11 P10 JR DOCS BEAT MAN TO DEATH THUMBNAILS INTRUDER WAS CAUGHT INSIDE NRS HOSTEL STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Kolkata, 16 November Supporters of Narendra Modi hold Indian and Australian flags as they prepare to ride an overnight train with some 200 others in Melbourne to Sydney ahead of Modi's upcoming visit to that city. n AFP Gandhi statue: Kicking off his first bilateral visit to Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane, saying Gandhi is as relevant now as he was during his time. P3 Clean sweep: Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a unbeaten century as India completed a 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka by winning the fifth and final One-day International by three wickets in Ranchi. P12 Beg quits NC: In a jolt to the National Conference ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, veteran leader Mehboob Beg quit the party and extended support to PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. P4 Mamata leaves: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has left for Delhi to attend a Congress-organised programme on Jawaharlal Nehru. She had to change her flight as her original Air India flight was rescheduled. DOUBLE DELIGHT In a historic day for Indian badminton, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal (left) and K Srikanth (right) clinched the women's and men's singles titles of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier respectively, in Fuzhou, China on Sunday. While Saina got the better of Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, (P12) young Srikanth notched up a stunning straight-game victory over two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China. n Afp Boy killed in Parui violence STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Parui, 16 November: The troubled Parui area witnessed further violence, with a teenage boy killed at Choumandala in clashes between BJP and Trinamul supporters. A Trinamul man also sustained a bullet injury in Shirsita village. Early in the morning, alleged BJP supporters attacked Jadabpur village, allegedly ransacking the houses of Trinamul men. “They attacked my house and ransacked it. They also attacked several houses of Trinamul supporters as this village is a stronghold of the party,” said Mohosin Mollah, a Trinamul panchayat pradhan. Trinamul supporters fought back, some of them using firearms, causing the attackers to flee. Villagers of Choumandala, meanwhile, alleged that Trinamul men fired on the village from outside. Jaseem Sheikh (16), who was working in the fields was hit by a bullet in his chest and died on the spot. Later, after the attackers left, police came and recovered the body. A clash also erupted in Shirsita village. According to sources, Trinamul attacked BJP men in retaliation over yesterday’s incident. The BJP then fired back. “Our supporters can not stay in the village. Male villagers are fleeing in fear of police. Trinamul is taking the chance. They are attacking us with the indirect help of police,” said Nur Hossion, a BJP supporter of Shirsita. A Trinamul man, Sheikh Hasan was hit by a bullet in the leg. He was taken to Suri Sadar hospital. Jadabpur residents complained that police reached the village nearly one hour after getting information. Villagers of Choumandala complained that police are catching only BJP supporters while armed Trinamul men are moving around freely. Police detained 18 people from several villages, among them Ekramul, the father of the deceased Jaseem, He and 11others were later released. Some junior doctors of the NRS Medical College and Hospital allegedly inflicted injuries on a 27year-old youth's genitals and beat him to death inside the boys’ hostel this morning, suspecting that he was a thief. Police have detained two persons, but no one has been arrested yet and the victim is yet to be identified. A senior police officer said some of the junior doctors found the youth inside room number 99, on the third floor of the hostel in the early hours today. Apparently, the trainee doctors though the intruder was a mobile thief, and began torturing him. According to police, the junior doctors claimed that electronic gadgets worth a few lakh including mobile phones, tabs and laptops were stolen from the hostel in the past few years. As the intruder did not give satisfactory answers to their questions, the junior doctors took him inside the common room of the hostel and beat him up with wooden rods. The junior doctors also inflicted injuries on the youth's genitals using blades. The victim was again DARK SHADOW intruder was 1The caught inside room no. 99 in the hostel in the morning. junior doctors, 2The believing him to be a thief, beat him up and inflicted cuts on his genitals brought out of the room and tied to a pillar in the third floor corridor with a rope. Police have come to know from some daily wage labourers, who were working in another building in the hospital premises that the junior doctors continued to beat up the victim after tying him to the pillar. "We left the place as they were beating up the youth after we were asked by some of the junior doctors," said one of the labourers. It is learnt that a junior doctor had informed Entally police station after the youth was caught. But he was lynched before the police got to the spot. When they arrived, the police found the man tied to the pillar in an unconscious state and bleeding profusely. The police took him to the emergency department of the hospital where he was declared brought dead. Officers from the homicide section of the city police's detective department went to the spot. Mr Dhrubajyoti De, DC (Eastern Suburban division), said: "The body has been sent for an autopsy. Nothing can be said until we receive the report." Interestingly, there is a police outpost in the hospital, but the personnel posted there had no idea of what was happening at the hostel. Moreover, though the junior doctors raised allegation of several incidents of theft in the hostel, the principal of the hospital is said to have received only one complaint in the past few years. Police are questioning two persons who stay in the common room of the hostel. The men run a canteen in the campus and usually sleep in the hostel common room. A seven-member committee headed by the NRS principal, Dr Manju Banerjee, has been set up to probe the incident. It has been asked to file a report within 24 hours from tomorrow. Merkel raises German issue with Modi KUNAL GHOSH Woman commits suicide after dad’s PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Brisbane, 16 November German Chancellor Angela Merkel today utilised a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the move to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas and was assured it would be looked into within the confines of the Indian system. Ms Merkel, who brought up the matter during an interaction with Mr Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit here, also invited the prime minister to visit Germany. The Chancellor told Mr Modi that India should work on a system where children can learn German in schools. “Merkel did raise the issue of teaching German language in Indian schools. She raised it in a manner requesting the Prime Minister to have a look in it and see what would be the best way forward,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters. In his response, Mr Modi said it was important for children to learn as many languages as possible and assured Merkel that her concerns will be addressed by the Indian government. The Sanskrit issue has already been raised by German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner with the Indian government, hoping for a “pragmatic” solution. As the Human Resource Development Ministry has decided to drop the German language, over 70,000 students across 500 Kendriya Vidyalayas from classes VI to VIII are supposed to be asked to switch from German to Sanskrit. The 2011 Memorandum of Understanding that made German a third language was signed between the Kendriya Vidyalayas and Goethe InstituteMax Mueller Bhawan. Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has defended the move, saying the existing arrangement was in violation of the threelanguage formula. She, however, said German would continue to be taught as an “additional subject of hobby class”. Sanskrit teachers had moved Delhi High Court alleging that the central schools had introduced German as a third language in place of Sanskrit against the education policy. DISCHARGED dark complexion remark Kolkata, 16 November: STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Apparently fearing that suspended Trinamul Congress MP Kunal Ghosh may escape from SSKM hospital or otherwise embarrass the hospital authorities, the hospital discharged him today. On Saturday, SSKM authorities intimated the jail authorities that he is fit and stable and can be discharged soon. Although Mr Ghosh was scheduled to be discharged on Monday, sources in the hospital confirmed that the authorities had urged the jail authorities to take him today. SNS Tamluk, 16 November DETAILS ON PAGE - 13 Unable to bear the pain of her father’s remarks on her dark complexion, a 32year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze after pouring kerosene on her body at her residence at Chandipur in East Midnapore. The victim breathed her last at the Tamluk district hospital last night after struggling for life since 12 November. The district police have registered a suo-motu diary as her death is regarded as an unnatural one. Bratati Das (32), a teacher at a primary school at Henria, is said to have been depressed for a long time over her complexion. According to the neighbours, recently, her family members had contacted a prospective groom’s family that had given an advertisement in a reputed newspaper for a bride, that, among other things, specified that the bride should be fair. The victim’s younger sister was selected by the groom’s family and the marriage was fixed on 12 December. The victim was demoralised as she was not chosen because of her complexion. Apparently, her father passed some hurtful remarks, saying that because of her complexion, she was not being selected by any prospective groom. Though her parents had tried to arrange her marriage for the past few years, but the victim refused to marry anyone as she had set stringent conditions. She is said to have demanded that the groom should be well established in Kolkata and should be fair-complexioned. As her conditions were never met, her parents were not happy over her attitude and they would often pass remarks, said Joydev Midda, a Trinamul Congress saha-sabhapati of Chandipur panchayat samity. Days after the marriage settlement of her younger sister, on 12 November, the victim, unable to bear the constant humiliation, tried to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze after pouring kerosene on her body. She was admitted to the Tamluk district hospital, but later she was shifted to a nursing home in Kolkata. A day before yesterday, she was again brought to the Tamluk district hospital where she succumbed to her injuries last night. World leaders endorse India's Higher growth, climate change priorities stance on black money G20 LEADERS VOW TO BOOST GLOBAL GDP BY OVER $2 TRILLION PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Brisbane, 16 November Leaders of the world's 20 developed and emerging economies today vowed to boost global GDP by over $2 trillion over next five years by investing in infrastructure and increasing trade, aimed at boosting the global recovery amid geopolitical tensions. In a three-page statement issued at the end of the G20 summit here, the world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, said: “Raising global growth to deliver better living standards and quality jobs for people across the world is our highest priority.” The statement said that the global economy is Spain's President Mariano Rajoy Brey, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, French President Francois Hollande, US President Barack Obama, British PM David Cameron, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker take part in a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. n AFP being held back by a shortfall in demand, while addressing supply constraints is key to lifting potential growth. “Risks persist, includ- ing in financial markets and from geopolitical tensions. We commit to work in partnership to lift growth, boost economic resilience and strengthen global institutions,” it said. “We are determined to overcome these challenges and step up our efforts to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth, and to create jobs. We are implementing structural reforms to lift growth and private sector activity, recognising that well-functioning markets underpin prosperity,” it added. “This year we set an ambitious goal to lift the G20's GDP by at least an additional two per cent by 2018. Analysis by the IMFOECD indicates that our commitments, if fully implemented, will deliver 2.1 per cent. This will add more than $2 trillion to the global economy and create millions of jobs,” it said. The statement came soon after Russian Presi- dent Vladimir Putin left the summit venue where he faced concerted Western anger over the Ukraine crisis and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July. It said the measures to lift investment, increase trade and competition, and boost employment, along with the macroeconomic policies, will support development and inclusive growth, and help to reduce inequality and poverty. The G20 leaders also agreed to set up a global infrastructure hub with a four-year mandate to contribute to developing a knowledge-sharing platform and network between governments, the private sector, development banks and other international organisations. CMYK INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE Brisbane, 16 November The G20 summit that concluded here Sunday saw its leaders endorsing India's concerns over black money, while promising a new global transparency standard that will modernise international tax rules and allow automatic exchange of information between governments to curb illicit outflow of money estimated at over $1 trillion annually. India, represented at the summit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, called the development an unprecedented success, and said the next step will be the delivery of an action plan, along with the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). "We are taking actions to ensure the fairness of the international tax system and to secure countries’ revenue bases. Profits should be taxed where economic activities deriving the profits are performed and where value is created," the G20 leaders said in a joint communique at the end of the summit, promising to finalise work by end-2015. This was precisely what Mr Modi had specifically sought during a session on "Delivering Global Economic Resilience" on the second day of the summit, while also seeking systems that will help countries in getting back the ill-gotten monies stashed away abroad. "At this Summit, G20 Leaders have endorsed a new global transparency standard that will leave no place for tax cheats to hi- de. More than 90 jurisdictions will begin automatic exchange of tax information, using a common reporting standard by 2017 or 2018," said Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, the summit chair. Indian interlocutors said such strong words on illicit money and imposition of curbs in the communique would not have been possible without India's intervention, since the original draft did not contain a language that was satisfactory for India. Several other issues which New Delhi pursued vigorously in Brisbane found echo at the G20 summit ~ reducing the cost of remittances from abroad, of which India is the largest beneficiary, infrastructure financing, inclusive growth, job creation and energy security.
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